Symptomatic in-clinic PCR test

Our Symptomatic in-clinic PCR test is a brand-new service for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms.

The test is administered by DAM Health’s trained clinicians across the UK to give peace of mind for anyone who thinks they might have COVID-19 and wants a professionally conducted test for the result.

This test is for anyone who needs to go into hospital and must have a pre-test, children needing a test for school, you may need to provide a positive test for insurance purposes or even a test to resume work. DAM Health has you covered! 

All clinics offering this service will be thoroughly cleaned after each PCR test and all staff conducting the tests will wear full PPE. Between each test is a window of time to ensure the complete and safe separation of each customer.

If you are positive with COVID-19, you can then also use our COVID Recovery Pass to prove that you have had and recovered from COVID-19. This is valid for 180 days and allows you to travel without any further tests.

As part of our ongoing commitment around COVID-19 and helping the world to recover, this test continues our adaptation around the next phase of the pandemic.

Nuestras pruebas no serán aceptadas para viajar a Hong Kong.

What is the Neutralising Antibodies Rapid test?

The Neutralising Antibody Titration test provides you with a quantitative (numerical) result stating the level of antibodies present in your blood according to the WHO gold standard. Our rapid Antibody Test allows reliable accurate analysis of these neutralising antibodies against the SARS CoV-2 virus.

Using the control serum provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the test has been calibrated to provide a quantitative result in BAU/ml (BAU = Binding antibody units). For more information, please click here.

This allows for a reliable and accurate assessment of the immunological status of the person being tested. With our technology, the test can be done via capillary blood collection (finger prick) and the result is available in 60 minutes.  

Cómo funciona

Paso 1

Reserva tu cita online.

Paso 2

Llegue 5 minutos antes de su cita.
appointment.

Paso 3

Tomamos la muestra y la analizamos en el laboratorio.

Paso 4

Get your test results within 48 hours!

Paso 1

 

Reserva tu cita online.

Paso 2

 

Arrive 5 minutes before your appointment

Paso 3

 

Tomamos la muestra y la analizamos en el laboratorio.

Paso 4

 

Results & certificate provided
within 48 hours.

Ubicaciones

Liverpool City Centre

57 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 9ER.

Manchester Stretford

Unit 3, Empress Business Centre, 380 Chester Road, Manchester M16 9EA

Fulham

423 North End Road, London SW6 1NY

Belfast

7 Lower Crescent Belfast Co Antrim BT7 1NR

Liverpool Rose lane

Rose Lane Mossley Hill Liverpool L18 8ES

Wirral

Skinplicity, 9 Church Road, Bebington, CH63 7PG​.

Cornhill

79 High Street, KT3 4BT

Shepherd Bush

14-16 Norland Road, London, W11 4TR

FAQs

How is the test taken?

The test is taken with a finger prick and a small amount of blood is drawn into a pipette. It is a straightforward procedure with minimal discomfort. If you have low blood pressure or low circulation in your hands, which may present as your fingers going unusually white in cold winter weather, this test may be more difficult. If it is a cold day, please try to ensure your hands are warm when you arrive for your test.

What are neutralising antibodies?

A neutralising antibody defends your body from a pathogen or infectious material by neutralising any effect it has biologically. It makes the infectious material no longer infectious.

How long do antibodies last?

Various studies have shown that antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 typically last around 6 months.

This  study by UK Biobank showed that in most cases antibodies remain for at least 6 months.

“One of the most significant findings of the study is that 99% of participants who had tested positive for previous infection retained antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 for 3 months after being infected, and 88% did so for the full 6 months of the study. This discovery provides an early indication that the antibodies produced following natural infection, and potentially following vaccination, may protect most people against subsequent infection for at least 6 months.”

You should use this test if you are looking to find out whether you have developed protective antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and if so, in what quantity. It will give you a count of IgG antibodies to the spike protein of the virus, which are developed from either vaccination or natural infection.

This test can be of particular interest to individuals who are about to receive a vaccination or have received an injection in the weeks prior to testing. By offering a count of antibodies, it allows you to track your immunity over time.

If you are using this test prior to vaccination to have insight into your current level of immunity, we recommend you attend the test in advance of your vaccine booking.

Can this test show antibodies from vaccine?

Yes, this test will detect antibodies created by a vaccine. Currently, the majority of vaccines (Astrazeneca/Oxford, Pfizer/BioNtech and Moderna) aim to induce an antibody response against the spike protein, which can be measured by this test.

We recommend you wait until 21 days post vaccination to undertake this test.

What does my test mean?

A result above 21.8 BAU/ml means that you have developed some protective IgG antibodies to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Our report will provide you with a numeric count of these antibodies which is standardised and allows you to compare with other available tests and published WHO standards.

This test will detect antibodies amongst individuals who have been naturally infected or also received one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BioNtech, Moderna. Generally, a result between 21.8 –44.0 BAU/ml indicates some immunity; however, it is still not known exactly how much protection you will have. Between 44.0-1,000 BAU/ml suggests a high probability of immunity protection. Above 1,000-3,000 BAU/ml is deemed to be generally suggests a higher level of protection. Full protection indicates that if you were to develop Covid-19 you would be much less likely to suffer severe illness. There is no way of knowing the level of protection without a test.

A negative result means you likely have not been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 or that the level of protective antibodies has subsequently decreased to a point where they can no longer be detected.

I have an autoimmune condition/take immunosuppressant medication. Will this affect my level of Immunity?

Patients on immunosuppressant drugs or with compromised immune systems because of underlying health conditions are unlikely to mount as robust an immune response as patients with intact immune systems. This may result in lower levels of antibodies detected, even in the wake of vaccination. Despite a suboptimal antibody response, vaccination will still afford a certain amount of protection against catching Covid-19.

For immunocompromised patients, we currently recommend testing 6 weeks after vaccination. Our clinical team continues to monitor the situation closely and we will continue to update with the latest advice and guidance.

I have low antibodies and no health issues, what can I do?

We are still learning about this infection and how the body makes and holds onto antibodies. It is likely you will have developed some immunity. We would advise that you consent to the UK vaccination programme if you have not already done so to offer you the best chance of protection. If you are fully vaccinated and concerned, please contact your GP to discuss the result with them. Please note that vaccinations can take time to develop antibodies in some individuals and some require more exposure to the vaccine than others to develop longer lasting antibodies. Please do adhere to safe hygiene measures when out in public and consider wearing a mask.

Can I take the test even if I am unvaccinated and never had symptoms of Covid-19?

Yes, you can still do this test. Research shows that up to 30% of people who have had Covid-19 have not experienced symptoms.